Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Sherif, Miriam & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: This poster discusses research on STEM education and America's future. It would appear America's technological and educational ranking in the world has significantly decreased. It is highly acknowledged that our education system is badly in need of upgrades and that more young people need to be encouraged to pursue STEM careers. This raises a few questions. Why have significantly fewer students in America been pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)? What recent educational policies may have contributed to this reduction? Major findings in the literature review are that there are different standards of education across the country, teachers dislike No Child Left Behind, and instructional time used for STEM subjects has decreased. Some options for the author's methodology include finding the distribution of majors at the author's specific university, or in the nation as a whole. In the author's future research, the author could also speak to professors and students, and compare their experiences in public education with and without standardized testing.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College